Officially, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has a chest injury, with which he fully participated in practice on Wednesday. Unofficially, it’s hard to figure out exactly what the situation is.
Meeting with reporters on Wednesday, Watson was asked about a tweet that he retweeted. The retweeted tweet said that Watson played with a partially collapsed lung and a broken rib against the Cowboys. Specifically, Watson was asked what it was like playing with a partially collapsed lung and a broken rib.
“I have no idea, honestly,” Watson said. “I was just playing ball. I didn’t recognize it, we didn’t recognize it during the game.”
So he now has those injuries?
“No, I’m fine now,” Watson said. “I’m healthy.”
Anyone who has had a broken rib knows that it doesn’t quickly or magically heal. Besides, Watson officially has a chest injury, which could include the broken (or not) rib. Either way, Watson insists that he’s fine.
“I’m cleared to practice, cleared to do…